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Nebraska CLE Requirements

Whether you're an experienced Nebraska attorney or a Nebraska newly admitted attorney, here's what you need to know about Nebraska’s mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) requirements.

Nebraska CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement10 credits every year
Categories8 General 
2 Ethics and professionalism
CLE Compliance deadlineDecember 31
CLE Reporting deadlineJanuary 20
Approved Quimbee formatsCOVID-19 Update: For 2020, all 10 credits may be earned through distance learning courses.

On-demand (limit 5)
Carryover5 live, general credits
CLE reporting instructionsQuimbee will report your attendance to the Nebraska Supreme Court. We electronically report the previous week’s attendance each Wednesday through the Nebraska Supreme Court website. Please retain your certificate as proof of your attendance. You may also access your certificate from our website at any time.

Nebraska CLE Requirements

Nebraska-licensed attorneys are required to complete 10 credits each year, including 2 ethics and professionalism credits.

COVID-19 Update: For 2020, all 10 credits may be earned through distance learning courses.

Nebraska-licensed attorneys may complete 5 credits through Quimbee's on-demand courses.

  • Attend approved, live, in-person CLE courses. 
  • Attend approved "in-house" CLE courses. 
  • Teach pre-approved CLE courses. 
  • Attend J.D. or graduate-level law courses offered by American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law school.

Nebraska attorneys must complete their CLE requirement by December 31.

Yes, up to 5 general credits from live CLE courses may be carried over to the following reporting cycle.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Newly admitted Nebraska attorneys begin their CLE requirement on January 1 of the year following admission to the Nebraska State Bar Association.Up to 5 live credits earned in the year of admission may be carried over into their first reporting cycle.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

In October of each year, attorneys will receive an email notification to review their online accounts and make sure all credits have been reported.

Nebraska attorneys must submit a report through the use of the on-line Nebraska MCLE system, showing that they have completed the MCLE requirement. This report must be submitted not later than January 31.

Resources

Mandatory Continuing Legal Education
Attorney Services Divisions 
13808 Normal Blvd.
Lincoln, NE 68506 
402-471-3137 

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